From Mexico to the United States

Why we moved to the United States..

We decided to leave Mexico because of poverty and unemployment.

What we were expecting in the United States..

We were expecting safety, freedom, and stability in the United States.

What we experienced at Ellis Island..

On the boat it was very crowded and many people died on the Journey to America. When we got there we had to have a medical exam and if we failed it we were not allowed into the United States.

How Mexican's were treated by American's..

Many American's did not treat us well. We had to fight for jobs against them. It was also difficult adjusting to the culture and the new language.